Today's Five Best Columns
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Apr 30, 2014 9:40AM ET
The White House Correspondents Dinner, which has been affectionately referred to as "Nerd Prom" for the past six years, is not actually that nerdy. As The Wire noted last year, the ratio of celebrities to normal people makes it just another Hollywood party (that the President attends).
Apr 29, 2014 12:47PM ET
In his ongoing quest to blame famous black people for perceived problems with America's black youth, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly dedicated an entire segment to Beyoncé and her "libertine" performances this week.
Apr 29, 2014 9:44AM ET
Bank of America has $4 billion less than its accountants thought it did. This small accounting error, which executives disclosed on Monday, went unnoticed by BofA's accountants and the bank's outside accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, for years.
Apr 28, 2014 5:13PM ET
Today on The Cut, high school senior Will Haskell explains how the anonymous, hyper-local gossip app Yik Yak brought his school "to a halt." In the grand tradition of confession sites like Juicy Campus, one girl at the school got the worst of the anonymous hate spewed by her peers.
Apr 28, 2014 9:52AM ET
"If I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists," Palin said Saturday. Problem is, Palin's not in charge anymore.
Apr 25, 2014 12:47PM ET
Cheerlebrities — teen cheerleaders with hundreds of thousands of fans on Instagram — are known on social media for their sky-high blonde ponytails and spray-tanned abs. But these girls are spending way more hours in the gym these days than they are taking selfies, all in preparation for World Championships this weekend in Orlando, Florida.
Apr 24, 2014 4:28PM ET
As of this moment, is convicted felon Real Housewife Teresa Giudice incarcerated?
Apr 24, 2014 1:09PM ET
Just one day after Columbia University's dining services presented students with a sexual violence awareness cake, 23 students have filed Title IX, Title II, and Clery complaints against the university for mishandling rape cases.
Apr 24, 2014 10:13AM ET
Today's the big day: Time released its list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Before you start counting how many women are on it, watch this Beyoncé music video!
Apr 23, 2014 4:44PM ET
The things we listen to and watch during our formative years shape us in profound ways we can only hope to understand later. We made a list of the good-bad movies we loved as teens, the stuff that stuck with us over the years, even though we realized that movie's flaws after clear-eyed viewings later in life.
Apr 23, 2014 3:58PM ET
Ivy League universities have come under fire lately for mishandling a number of rape cases. Columbia, at least, would like to say sorry — with a red, floral cake.
Apr 23, 2014 3:21PM ET
The Twitter fav has quickly become a valuable form of social currency, but like anything else on the big, dumb, Internet, its origins and meanings are shrouded in mystery.
Apr 23, 2014 9:58AM ET
Sens. Claire McCaskill and Kirsten Gillibrand have been leading the effort to hold universities accountable for the way they handle sexual assault on campus, similar to their efforts to reform the military in 2013.
Apr 22, 2014 12:57PM ET
According to Wharton professor Katherine Milkman's new study, released Tuesday, professors are less likely to want to mentor female and minority students.
Apr 21, 2014 11:58AM ET
Rita Jeptoo, who won the Boston Marathon in 2006 and 2013, has conquered the race once again, breaking the course record today with a finishing time 2:18:57.
Apr 21, 2014 9:25AM ET
Earlier this month, the city of Irwindale, California ruled that the Huy Fong Foods Sriracha factory in town is a public nuisance. Now, California Republicans are pledging to "Stand with Sriracha" against Big Government.
Apr 18, 2014 9:53AM ET
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who's running for governor against Wendy Davis, has a new plan to attract young, digitally-savvy voters: Bitcoin.
Apr 17, 2014 4:42PM ET
Two years ago, Rolling Stone published a blistering indictment of Dartmouth's fraternity scene. On Wednesday, University President Phil Hanlon announced he's creating a special committee to "end harmful behavior, including sexual violence, high-risk drinking and exclusion in campus social spaces," according to The Dartmouth.
Apr 17, 2014 12:14PM ET
After the Washington Examiner reported that a "veteran of House of Cards" was working on a reality show focused on young people on Capitol Hill, The Wire found the contents of one of the show's already-filmed scenes.
Apr 17, 2014 10:12AM ET
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent subpoenas to at least six high-frequency trading firms this week, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Those firms can thank Michael Lewis, who called the U.S. stock market "rigged" in his book Flash Boys, which came out in March.
Apr 16, 2014 5:23PM ET
Today in we're-all-going-to-die news, a French lab has somehow misplaced more than 2,000 vials containing fragments of the SARS virus.
Apr 16, 2014 2:41PM ET
While his personal views on the matter seem to have been unchanging, it took Barack Obama the President until 2012 to publicly support same-sex marriage. The New York Times Magazine's Jo Becker chronicles the fraught years leading up to his announcement, including the time Vice President Biden got out in front of him.
Apr 16, 2014 10:17AM ET
Florida State's Jameis Winston is a redshirt freshman quarterback who led his team to the BCS National Championship this year. He has also been accused of rape.
Apr 15, 2014 2:03PM ET
On Monday, Business Insider posted yet another Tech Power List, "The 100 Most Influential Tech People On Twitter." Unsurprisingly, there are only 14 women on it, but the editors chose to use Wall Street Journal reporter Evelyn Rusli's photo as the lead image for the piece. BI is not the first publication to use this trick.
Apr 15, 2014 11:15AM ET
On Monday night, Bill O'Reilly welcomed University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari to his show to discuss Calipari's new book. But what O'Reilly really wanted to talk about were the college basketball parties of O'Reilly's dreams, which include free drugs, "rap stuff," and date rape.
Apr 14, 2014 10:58AM ET
On Monday, French authorities announced that they would DNA test 527 male students and staff at Fenelon-Notre Dame high school to help find the man responsible for the rape of a 16-year-old student at the school last year. It's hard to imagine U.S. authorities responding in the same way to a similar crime.
Apr 11, 2014 12:37PM ET
On Saturday night, University of North Carolina student Liz Hawryluk asked the DJ at local haunt Fitzgerald's Irish Pub to stop playing Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," because it "triggers" victims of sexual assault.
Apr 10, 2014 3:30PM ET
Kim Kardashian's Instagram is typically filled with selfies and photos of her baby, North West, but on Thursday she posted the rare political endorsement. It's for Marianne Williamson, a spiritual guru to the stars who's running to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman in California's 33rd district.
Apr 10, 2014 9:53AM ET
Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown will officially launch his campaign for Senate in New Hampshire today with a speech at the Portsmouth Sheraton. He has his campaign social media presence all ready to go, including a new Instagram account with a #tbt photo of him as a baby in the state.
Apr 9, 2014 12:22PM ET
On Wednesday morning, Senate Republicans blocked Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski's Paycheck Fairness Act, which aims to reduce workplace discrimination against women.